It wasn’t your typical day at Ellsworth Air Force Base. The base celebrated “Raider Heritage Day,” where families and Airmen stationed at the base were able to participate in multiple events throughout the day.
It’s been 20 years since the United States was attacked by terrorists who targeted the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon, and 20 years since the bravery of the passengers on United Flight 93.
Firearm sales are through the roof, and part of the reason why has to do with new gun owners. The Firearm Industry Trade Association reported that 5 million Americans purchased a gun for the first time in 2020. Leaving all those new gun owners in need of a place to practice.
U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), ranking member of the committee, this week applauded the Senate for unanimously passing the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021.
"Even when I was going to school here in Rapid City, elders used to talk about the school children that were buried up there somewhere. Sights unknown, of course, those sites have now been identified. it is now time to acknowledge that they lived even for the short time they did,"
Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin successfully blasted off to space today, landing on the same week Apollo 11 made it to the moon 52 years ago. For Rapid City Councilman for Ward Two, Ritchie Nordstrom this anniversary brings back memories of his role in space history.
20 veterans take their own lives every day, according to the Trump administration. The White House is trying to put an end to this national tragedy after President Donald Trump signed another executive order earlier this month.
The Air Force says nine private drinking water wells near Ellsworth Air Force Base tested above the EPA health advisory level for two chemicals used in a foam used to fight petroleum-based fires at the base.